A Few Thoughts: Space, Time, and Writer’s Block

I guess I’m the new kid on the writer’s block.

Typically, I’m not at a loss for written words. However, right now, I can’t seem to find them.

Let me clarify…I can find words–don’t get me wrong–but I can’t find the ones I’d like to use. (I know how to use a dictionary. And a thesaurus. It’s just not working for me. Maybe it’s time to resort to alphabet soup…)

As a self-proclaimed Meticulously Observant Observer, the very thought of putting this very thought in writing brings forth a few questions. For starters, is writing about writer’s block the literary equivalent of some kind of mathematical space and time paradox? The kind that can destroy the universe, according to “Back To The Future” theory?

Or, is it like…

Okay, yeah, I am NOT COOL with this!
Okay, yeah, I am NOT COOL with this! (Meme courtesy of the internets–this one’s been floating around for a while and if anyone can identify the original source, I’d like to give them credit…although after dividing by zero they might not be able to accept that credit…)

Let’s not go there, shall we?

But…if a writer writes about having problems with writing, does it automatically open up some kind of wormhole or unleash bad karma or exponentially increase the likelihood of writing a run-on sentence? (Oops.) Will the planets collide or something? Help me out here, science people!

I need to consult my science expert.
No, I need a real science expert. (Another meme courtesy of a Google search and a classic SNL skit.)

I really don’t want to jinx myself. In fact, I’m feeling a bit nervous about hitting the “PUBLISH” button, but I really need to find some new material! I thought that perhaps bringing this issue out into the open might help generate some new ideas.

Either that, or an entire city block was just swallowed by a massive sinkhole.

I’m just gonna step away from the computer now. (I was never here…you didn’t see me…)

An Observation: Midnight Meals

Do you ever wake up around 2:00 a.m. feeling hungry? Sure, we all have.

I’ll bet no one overthinks it quite like I do.

When you wake up around 2:00 a.m. feeling hungry, do you have trouble deciding what kind of food that hour requires? I’m not talking about “ooh, I think I’ll have an apple,” because you never want healthy stuff at 2:00 a.m. and that’s not even the point. The kind of food I’m talking about is relative to mealtimes falling within certain hours of the day.

2:00 a.m. is morning. Very early morning, but morning, nonetheless. Morning is for breakfast. On the other hand, you’ve been asleep, so 2:00 a.m. could fall into that “Dead of Night” category…an extension of evening…which is technically dinner time.

We can absolutely eliminate lunch as a possibility…unless you work a night shift and you’re naturally going to be hungry at 2:00 a.m. because you didn’t eat your lunch at midnight (the nighttime equivalent of high noon). BUT…then you have those restaurants who confuse the issue by serving breakfast ALL DAY…although conceivably they could also serve lunch/dinner during all of their operating hours as well if they grill hamburgers 24/7…or the famous “chicken and waffle” combo here in the South…

Then there’s the whole issue of what your stomach can handle upon waking. When does that magical digestive hour that says “you can’t eat a burrito now” actually roll over? 3:59 a.m.? I, for one, would be more likely to eat onion dip at 2:00 a.m. as opposed to 4:00 a.m.

Again…that’s missing the point. Onion dip is a snack. We’re talking meals here.

I’m going with dinner because…well, now…we can’t forget about brinner.

Mmmm…brinner. Can I have that for lunch?

The whole thing frustrated me. I took care of it.
The whole thing frustrated me. I took care of it.